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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Feb 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) urged the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency to take immediate action to eradicate sexual assault and abuse in its detention centers. Their letter, which was joined by more than 40 colleagues, requests ICE officials to direct an investigation into its handling of sexual assault cases in Texas immigration detention facilities, share the results of this investigation with Members of Congress, and conduct an expedited Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) audit of T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, where Laura Monterrosa, a 23-year old asylum seeker from El Salvador allegedly faced retaliation from ICE guards after filing a complaint of repeated sexual abuse by a female guard.
Feb 24, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement:
Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today released the following statement:
Feb 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Eliot L.

Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement:
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) today welcomed the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) $110,250 research grant to the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) for ultra-low power computing for next generation implantable smart cardiac pacemakers.
Feb 14, 2018 Press Release
Congressional Hispanic Caucus leadership today urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer to find a permanent, narrow, bipartisan legislative solution for Dreamers as quickly as possible.
Feb 13, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats’s comments that Russia will likely interfere in our 2018 midterm elections:
Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement on President Trump’s 2019 budget request:
Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act (H.R. 4989) which requires the Department of State to account for location-tracking consumer devices in the broader U.S. embassy and consulate security policies:

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